The POPULAR trial put Plateletworks® on the short list of platelet function assays that actually work to catch non-responders to the anti-platelet drug Plavix® (clopidogrel) at higher risk for cardiovascular events. Plateletworks can be used anytime there are general concerns about the effect of drug therapies on platelet function. Turnaround is about 5--minutes using traditional agonists including ADP, collagen and arachidonic acid and a standard impedance cell counter. Plateletworks is much more cost-effective than other platelet function assays as well. Contact us for more information or an in-lab demonstration.
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